This medicine is an alpha-blocker used for treating enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia / BPH). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Follow the directions for taking this medicine provided by your doctor. AN ADDITIONAL PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET is available with this medicine. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you may have about this information. TAKE THIS MEDICINE 30 minutes after eating the same meal each day. SWALLOW THIS MEDICINE WHOLE. Do not break, crush, chew, or open capsules before swallowing. STORE THIS MEDICINE at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) away from heat, moisture, and light. Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Do not store in the bathroom. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children and away from pets. IF YOU MISS A DOSE of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. DO NOT take 2 doses at once. IF YOU MISS TAKING THIS MEDICINE for several days in a row, contact your doctor for instructions.
Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you are taking another alpha-blocker (eg, prazosin), certain azole antifungals (eg, itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole), certain macrolide antibiotics (eg, clarithromycin), HIV protease inhibitors (eg, ritonavir), nefazodone, or telithromycin. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are taking phosphodiesterase (PDE) type 5 inhibitors (eg, sildenafil), azole antifungals (eg, fluconazole), cimetidine, macrolide antibiotics (eg, erythromycin), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) (eg, fluoxetine, paroxetine), terbinafine, or warfarin. DO NOT START OR STOP any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, including a history of liver or kidney problems, high or low blood pressure, prostate cancer, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Tell your doctor if you have had a severe allergic reaction (eg, severe rash, hives, difficulty breathing, dizziness) to any sulfonamide (sulfa) medicine, such as acetazolamide, celecoxib, certain diuretics (eg, hydrochlorothiazide), sulfonylureas (eg, glyburide), probenecid, sulfamethoxazole, valdecoxib, or zonisamide. Tell your doctor if you will be having a certain type of eye surgery (cataract surgery). Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about using this medicine.
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medicine include back pain; cough; decreased sexual ability; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; headache; lightheadedness; runny or stuffy nose; sinus inflammation; trouble sleeping; or weakness. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience blurred vision; chest pain; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; prolonged, painful erection; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; severe or persistent dizziness or lightheadedness; or shortness of breath. AN ALLERGIC REACTION to this medicine is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, throat, or tongue; or unusual hoarseness. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
IF OVERDOSE IS SUSPECTED, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include fainting; irregular heartbeat; or severe or persistent dizziness or lightheadedness.
DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. IF YOU WILL BE USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, be sure to obtain necessary refills before your supply runs out. CHECK WITH YOUR PHARMACIST about how to dispose of unused medicine.